‘Creepy porn lawyer’ Michael Avenatti reveals why once-adoring media has soured on him

Michael Avenatti, the disgraced former attorney of porn queen Stormy Daniels, has become a forgotten man as he sits in a prison cell while his ex-client is the central figure in the New York City trial of former President Donald J. Trump,

But there was once a time when the man dupped the “creepy porn lawyer” was the toast of the town and was even spoken of as a presidential contender by some in the media, but things soured after his unwanted intervention in the efforts to sink the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his own legal issues.

During his heyday, Avenatti made more than 250 mainstream media appearances with the majority being on CNN and MSNBC where he was beloved for his attacks on Trump but his own criminality led to his downfall, now he’s whiling away a 19-year prison sentence and has emerged as an unlikely defender of the presumptive GOP nominee.

Avenatti seems to hold some lingering resentment for the media which has lionized him as a “folk hero” until he became a problem for the Democratic party and its agenda and he spoke with Fox News Digital about being cast out.

“I don’t think it’s a big secret were I to say that — and this is not true with the entire media — but there are many members of the media that as soon as you no longer fit their purpose, as soon as you can no longer assist them in what they’re trying to accomplish, they attempt to throw you on the trash pile of history,” he told the outlet, speaking from a federal prison in California.

“I think certain members of the media were interested in only utilizing us for a purpose, and other people were interested in vetting the claims,” Avenatti said. “But let’s just be very clear. No one was interviewed in 2018 on television in the United States more than I was … And the reason I was on television is because I know how to communicate with people, and I was good on television. And if I didn’t know how to communicate with people, and I wasn’t good on television, I wouldn’t have been put on television.”

“I’m not going to bash members of the media by name,” Avenatti said, declining to single out those who threw him under the bus.

In 2018, Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee’s Senate confirmation seemed in serious trouble with an orchestrated smear campaign in full swing, spearheaded by Christine Blasey Ford who bandied about decades-old sexual allegations about Kavanaugh when Avenatti inserted himself into the hearings.

Producing a woman named Julie Swetnick who claimed to be a witness at over 10 house parties in the early 1980s where she claimed she saw the young justice “fondling and grabbing girls without their consent” and participating in spiking their drinks, the lynch mob was derailed by her lack of credibility, infuriating Democrats and their allies.

Avenatti recently stated the obvious, that Trump can’t get a fair trial in New York.

“Over the course of my career, I’ve done a tremendous amount of good work,” Avenatti told the outlet, noting that he had a long career before the bottom fell out.”Like I said previously, of course, I made some mistakes. Of course, I lacked judgment in certain instances along the way. I’m far from perfect. Let me put it this way. I’m not as great as a lot of people made me out to be in 2018. And I frankly never claimed that I was, but I’m sure as hell not as terrible as some people make me out to be today.”

Chris Donaldson

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